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Leadership is my passion.


Our world needs great leadership like never before. Leaders who lead in the right way, who inspire, engage and enable others, who build a better tomorrow everywhere - in organisations but also in the family, schools, communities, voluntary endeavours, government and society.


Never has the need been greater.


That was my belief before the world turned upside down in March 2020, and it is even more so now, as we battle this global pandemic. The leadership challenge is enormous - clear, determined leaders are essential everywhere, from the highest levels of government and organisations, to families and communities.


Over the past twenty years I have been privileged to work with thousands of leaders, doing all I can to unlock their potential and to inspire and equip them to do so with others.


I ran leadership programmes based on my 2014 book ‘Lead Like Mary’, run a programme for young leaders, chair a charity developing tomorrow’s conservation leaders in the UK and Africa, and led a project creating a vibrant rural community


As I enter the autumn of my professional career I have significantly reduced my number of client engagements. My focus going forward is to make what small contribution I can, to inspiring and enabling the next generation of leaders - providing them with the knowledge, skills, desire and tools to share and teach the principles and practices of great leadership to others.


I am developing Lead!, the next phase of my leadership thinking, building on the principles explored in Lead Like Mary, including a new book, a free of charge and widely available resource base of material,  a Community where like-minded leaders can interact and share experiences, 1-1 coaching opportunities, programmes and podcasts.


During the Covid-19 lock down, I ran an on-line leadership programme with over 100 participants.


View an analysis of and feedback from that programme, here.



Listen to the Lead! launch podcast!


Find out more about Lead! and my other work as a charity leader, author and broadcaster, via the menu.


Barry Dore 

Leadership guide...

author... broadcaster




'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an

approach devoid of egotism'


Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Formerly Chief Executive

The Wildlife Trusts

Barry Dore

My next Mary On-Line Public Programme...


My next public programme will run over 12 weeks commencing in early Spring 2021 and will be limited to just 10 participants on a first come first served basis.


Your time commitment will be 2 hours per week over the 12 weeks (plus any additional time you choose to spend on further reading, research or reflection)


The programme will consist of:


-Weekly material exploring authentic leadership and Mary’s traits.

-Weekly self-reflection exercises

-Weekly discussion group with me and fellow participants reviewing the week’s material

-The opportunity to work with like-minded participants, to learn from each other and build alliances

-Two group Zoom sessions

-The opportunity to discuss 1-1 with me any leadership challenge


The fee for the programme is £250 (plus VAT).

Contact me to reserve a place or for more information.